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Best Baked Pork Chops with Dry Rub

These are the best baked pork chops with dry rub that’s sweet and savory all at the same time! Tender and juicy right out of the oven in 12 minutes, you’re gonna’ love these and want to add this rub to your 2 inch pork chops in oven too.

Baked Pork Chops with Dry Rub

Wanna’ know how to make the best baked pork chops in your oven? I have the secret! Try our pork chops dry rub recipe and in just 12 minutes they’ll be the tenderest bites you’ve ever eaten. (affiliate links present)

Easy Baked Pork Chops

I kid you not, it took me THIS long to figure out the perfect temperature and timing to bake perfect pork chops. And ok, once that was solved I will give my husband credit for this pork dry rub, it’s amazing.

Pork chops were NOT my favorite food. Not because they didn’t taste good but because I’m a texture person. I could never get them perfectly tender, until now. Adding these sweet and savory seasonings he first put on these smoked bacon wrapped pork chops was perfection. I couldn’t get enough!

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4 Ingredient Oven Baked Pork Chops

Once I got the temperature and timing down pat I went a step further and added this sweet and salty seasoning to make these over the top! I will never make them another way again. Ever.

  • I will be honest, I normally just make Instant Pot pork. I rarely ever use my oven for anything, unless it’s to bake a cake. 
  • BUT now these oven baked pork chops is the 2nd thing that I love baking in there, hands down.

You can really use bone in or boneless but I prefer with the bones. I guess it is because typically you can grab them pretty cheap that way, but a bit more work when they’re done I guess. See what is on sale and decide for yourself. Price is usually top on my list other than I prefer organic if there isn’t a huge difference in $.

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Pork Chop Dry Rub Ingredients

Ok so this is what you’re going to need for the Dry Rub for Pork Chops seasoning. I wouldn’t stray from the recipe as that is what makes it over the top amazing. This is enough to cover about 4 bone-in pork chops, enough for the 5 of us in this house though you could really use as many as you’d like that fits on a sheet pan.

  • Brown sugar – Gives it a sweetness that everyone in your home will really love.
  • Paprika – I add to most of my dry rub recipes for meat.
  • Chili powder – Adds just a touch of heat but I typically say my amounts will give you a just a touch of spicy.
  • Garlic powder – I mean I can’t get enough garlic flavor in everything I cook so there’s that.
  • Salt is a must with any great rub of course. We use just enough, don’t doubt it.
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Oven Baked Bone In Pork Chops

Now these have the bone in. Others have noted below and under my pin that they have used boneless pork chops as well. Using the same rub and timing.

I kid you not, look at all the 5 STAR reviews down below. Use this pork chop dry rub even though you may be skeptical, it is the bomb!! Makes them go from good and tender to OH MY Heavens these are the best!!

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How to Make Baked Pork Chops with Dry Rub

First you’re going to want to mix the rub together in a bowl. Leave the butter and thyme aside until you’re ready to pop them in the oven.

  • On a cutting board sprinkle half of your mixture on one side and press down.
  • Lift up and allow the excess to fall off, then sprinkle the 2nd half on the other side of your 4 pork chops.
    • Know that if you don’t let the excess fall off it may be too much for your taste buds. What sticks will be perfect. If you want to make this often, then make a double batch of rub and put the other half in a ziploc for next time.
  • Place them on your baking sheet with pats of butter in the middle of each one. You can sprinkle dry thyme on top of that, or leave off.
  • Preheat your oven to 425 degrees F and put in your pan.

How Long to Bake Bone In Pork Chops

If they are “normal size” meaning about 3/4-1″ thick they will take 12 minutes, no longer. Then remove and allow to sit covered with foil for 5 – 10 minutes before slicing and/or serving. This is How Long to Cook Thin Pork Chops in Oven if yours are boneless and pounded thinner.

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Best Baked Pork Chops

What goes good with pork chops?

Of course applesauce comes to mind I bet when you think of a side dish. That isn’t the only great one though for sure. Served with a side of 2 cups Instant Pot white rice is healthy, cheap, and always a favorite. Pressure Cooker Quinoa is gluten free and a healthy option.

What vegetables go well with pork?

We love air fryer cauliflower or Instant Pot broccoli. These are the best mixed vegetables we make on a regular basis.

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Tips to make pork chops not dry?

  1. Choose bone in pork chops vs. boneless pork chops
  2. You can marinade if you choose, or use a rub like we did here for added flavor
  3. Bring meat to room temperature before cooking is one of the best tips. Just take our your package 30 minutes beforehand.
  4. If you want a little char on the outside start them on the stove in a cast iron skillet with some olive oil (quickly). But bake in the oven using the directions below after that. Or make air fryer pork chops
  5. Do NOT overcook them! 
  6. Let it rest for at least 3 minutes before slicing and serving in a baking dish.

Remember: pork needs to reach an internal temperature of 145 degrees to be safe and remain juicy and tender. Use a meat thermometer for this After you try this baked pork chops recipe let us know what you think below! We love and this recipe with pork tenderloin too!

Can you put dry rub on frozen pork chops?

Yes and no. We make air fryer frozen pork chops all the time, but it won’t stick at first. Instead what you do is wait until halfway thru the cook time (when you flip, if you do) sprinkle it on at that time. By then it will be slightly defrosted, soft and will stick better.

Other pork chops recipes we love

Want to cook them to perfection. Of course you do! Yes you can skip the rub if you choose to use a marinade instead. Or, just season with salt and pepper and follow temp and timing. These are the best grilled pork chops around And THIS is how you cook Ninja Foodi pork chops AND rice together all at once. A great one pot meal.

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Best Baked Pork Chop Recipe

There are detailed instructions and an ingredient list below in the recipe card but here is a quick step by step for ya’. Mix dry rub ingredients together in a bowl. Use a fork to break up any brown sugar chunks so it is nice and smooth. Lay pork chops on a cutting board. Rub on both sides of the pork. So 1/2 of your dry rub on side facing up.

  1. Then flip each one over allowing excess to fall off and rub remaining rub in bowl on other sides.
  2. Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put dry rub coated pork chops on baking sheet.
  3. Slice butter into 4 equal sized pieces and lay on top of each piece.
  4. Sprinkle with thyme too.
  5. Bake for 12 minutes, then let rest on pan for 5-10 minutes to maintain juiciness.

We love this recipe. It creates tender pieces of meat with every bite and a TON of whopping flavor. Don’t skimp on the seasonings for this one, that is what it makes it so dang delicious. There is a printable recipe below you can refer to, keep in a cookbook or just come back and “see us” when you need it.

What should you serve with baked pork chops?

I like easy side dish ideas that may be cooked in another device like air fryer vegetables or you can throw in our Jiffy cream corn casserole on another rack so it is all together. Next, try the best baked salmon in the oven. You’ll love that just as much!

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Best Baked Pork Chops

Best baked pork chops with a dry rub that's sweet and savory at the same time. Tender and juicy right out of the oven in 12 minutes, you're gonna' love this.
Course Entree, Main Course
Cuisine American
Keyword baked, dry rub, pork chops
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 371kcal
Author The Typical Mom




  • Mix dry rub ingredients (brown sugar, chili powder, paprika, salt and garlic powder) together in a bowl. Lay pork chops on a cutting board, rub 1/2 dry rub on side facing up.
  • Flip over allowing excess to fall off and rub remaining rub on other side.
  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Put coated pork chops on baking sheet.
  • Slice butter into 4 equal sized pieces and lay on top of each chop. Sprinkle with thyme.
  • Bake for 12 minutes, then let rest on pan for 5-10 minutes to maintain juiciness.
  • Enjoy.


Nutrition Facts
Best Baked Pork Chops
Amount Per Serving (2 oz)
Calories 371 Calories from Fat 135
% Daily Value*
Fat 15g23%
Saturated Fat 7g44%
Cholesterol 105mg35%
Sodium 1874mg81%
Potassium 560mg16%
Carbohydrates 29g10%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 27g30%
Protein 29g58%
Vitamin A 471IU9%
Vitamin C 1mg1%
Calcium 32mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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Tuesday 7th of May 2024

Best chops ever! I substitute Truvia brown to cut back on regular sugar. You’d never know the difference. The only way to cook pork chops!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 7th of May 2024

so glad


Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Made these pork chops tonight. Wasn't quite sure they would live up to the hype, but they did! Everyone loved them. I had a little of the rub leftover and used it on a chicken breast, can't wait to try it. Thank you!!!

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 12th of March 2024

Oh yay!!


Thursday 8th of February 2024

Wow! There were so many great “This is the best I have ever had.” Comments That will be a favorite. I tweaked this recipe on the seasonings. Thanks for sharing this pork chop recipe.

Christine Velasco

Monday 29th of January 2024

This recipe is amazing, we usually have left over pork chops but not with this recipe. Our whole family of 7 loved them. Thank you for sharing. This one is a keeper!!! We were so impressed on how tender and moist these pork chops turned out. Delicious 😋

The Typical Mom

Tuesday 30th of January 2024

so glad


Thursday 3rd of August 2023

Looking forward to trying these tonight. Do you season the pork chops ahead of time with the rub and put in fridge, or do you add the rub just before putting into the oven?

The Typical Mom

Thursday 3rd of August 2023

I will put it on at the beginning while I am prepping everything else to let it sit for a bit then. If you want it more intense you could sit in fridge with the coating on for 30 minutes but not super necessary. ;)

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